20th Academy Award Ceremony

Date: March 20, 1948

Best Picture

Best Actor in a Leading Role

  • Ronald Colman for A Double Life

Best Actress in a Leading Role

  • Loretta Young for The Farmer’s Daughter

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Edmund Gwenn for Miracle on 34th Street

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Best Director

Best Original Screenplay

  • Sidney Sheldon for The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer

Best Original Story

  • Valentine Davies for Miracle on 34th Street

Best Screenplay

  • George Seaton for Miracle on 34th Street

Best Cinematography, Colour

  • Jack Cardiff for Black Narcissus

Best Cinematography, Black-and-White

  • Guy Green for Great Expectations

Best Art Direction-Interior Decoration, Black-and-White

  • John Bryan & Wilfred Shingleton for Great Expectations

Best Art Direction-Interior Decoration, Colour

  • Alfred Junge for Black Narcissus

Best Sound, Recording

  • Gordon Sawyer for The Bishop’s Wife

Best Film Editing

  • Francis D. Lyon & Robert Parrish for Body and Soul

Best Special Effects

  • A. Arnold Gillespie, Warren Newcombe, Douglas Shearer, & Michael Steinore for Green Dolphin Street

Best Original Song

  • Allie Wrubel & Ray Gilbert for “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah” from Song of the South

Best Scoring of a Musical Picture

  • Alfred Newman for Mother Wore Tights

Best Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture

  • Miklós Rózsa for A Double Life

Best Short Subject, Two-Reel

  • Irving Allen for Climbing the Matterhorn

Best Short Subject, One-Reel

  • Herbert Moulton for Goodbye, Miss Turlock

Best Short Subject, Cartoons

  • Edward Selzer for Tweetie Pie

Best Documentary, Short Subjects

  • First Steps

Best Documentary, Features

  • Design for Death

Honorary Award

  • James Baskett for Song of the South
  • Bill and Coo
  • Shoeshine
  • William Nicholas Selig, Albert E. Smith, Thomas Armat, George K. Spoor